2013 The Measured Circle's Box Office MVPs

Who are the Most Valuable Players in the movies? What actors generate the most American domestic gross (dogro)? There are a lot of ways to measure this, and The Measured Circle has our own (begun with movies released in 2010).

Here are our rules:

1. You must have been first-billed in a movie that makes at least $100 million dogro in the year in question

2. You must have appeared in at least one other movie that dogroed at least $40 million in the year in question (but you do not have to have been first-billed)

3. Voice roles count: one of the reasons they cast big names in animated features is that they attract audiences

4. Note that these are all of the qualifiers, not in order of the most box office.

5. Since we base it on release year, it may be well into the following year until the standings are final. We do not count re-releases that do not happen in the same year as the initial release. Movies in which the actor appeared and earned at least $40 million in the year in question may appear in the description for the actor.
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Eva Bella
Actress, Frozen
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Eva Bella started dancing when she was 18 months old and her love of performing was born. At the age of six, Eva decided she wanted to pursue an acting career and, along with her family, moved to Los Angeles, to follow her dream. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Eva booked her first professional gig in a Disney Jr...
“ Despicable Me 2 ($366.0m) (not first billed); Frozen ($400.0m)

Tentative total: $766.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($120.0m); Escape from Planet Earth ($57.0m); Star Trek Into Darkness ($229.0m) (not first billed); Monsters University ($268.0m) (not first billed); Turbo ($83.0m)

Tentative total: $757.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Iron Man 3 ($409.0m); World War Z ($202.0m); The Lone Ranger ($89.3m)

Tentative total: $700.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jon Favreau
Producer, Iron Man
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
“ Identity Thief ($134.0m); Iron Man 3 ($409.0m); The Wolf of Wall Street ($117.0M)

Tentative total: $660.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($120.0m); Epic ($107.0m) (not first billed); Frozen ($400.0m)

Tentative total: $627.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Woody Harrelson
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater...
“ Now You See Me ($117.0m); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($425.0m); Free Birds ($55.7m)

Tentative total: $597.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jennifer Lawrence
The highest-paid and most powerful actress in the world, with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. Lawrence was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ 2012: #11, $540.0m

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($425.0m); American Hustle ($150.0m)

Tentative total: $575.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Stanley Tucci
Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria. Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase...
“ Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters ($68.6m); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($425.0m); Jack the Giant Slayer ($65.2m)

Tentative total: $558.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Kristen Wiig
Actress, The Martian
Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before settling in Rochester...
“ Despicable Me 2 ($366.0m); Anchorman: The Legend Continues ($127.0m); The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ($58.2m)

Tentative total: $551.2m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Lenny Kravitz
Actor, Precious
Four time Grammy Award-winner Leonard Albert Kravitz was born on May 26, 1964 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the only child of actress Roxie Roker and Hollywood producer Sy Kravitz. The family moved to California when Lenny was ten. His father was Jewish and his mother was of African-American and Afro-Bahamian ancestry...
“ Lee Daniels' The Butler ($116.0m); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($425.0m)

Tentative total: $541.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Josh Hutcherson
Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle Fightmaster Hutcherson, who worked for Delta Air Lines, and Chris Hutcherson, an EPA analyst. He has one younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine-years-old...
“ 2012: #9, $556.8m

Epic ($107.0m); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($425.0m)

Tentative total: $532.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, Virginia...
“ Now You See Me ($117.0m); Iron Man 3 (uncredited) ($409.0m)

Tentative total: $526.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Shea Whigham
Born in Florida, educated at Purchase, and coming from the NYC based theatre scene, Shea Whigham's big break came when director Joel Schumacher cast him opposite Colin Farrell in Tigerland (2000). Since then he has racked up impressive credits working with such legendary Hollywood directors as Martin Scorcese...
“ Fast & Furious 6 ($238.0m) (not first billed); American Hustle ($150.0m); The Wolf of Wall Street ($117.0M)

Tentative total: $505.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Luke Evans
Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000. He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions...
“ Fast & Furious 6 ($238.0m); The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($258.0m)

Tentative total: $496.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Alan Tudyk
Actor, Rogue One
Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity...
“ 2011: #9, $484.0m
2012: #37, $350.0m

42 ($95.0m); Frozen ($400.0m)

Tentative total: $495.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Steve Carell
Actor, The Office
Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell")...
“ Despicable Me 2 ($366.0m); Anchorman: The Legend Continues ($127.0m)

Tentative total: $493.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ty Simpkins
At his young age, Ty Simpkins has proudly accomplished more than most in the world of entertainment - he has starred in two of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Simpkins can be seen opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Universal's dinosaur box office monster hit Jurassic World. Prior...
“ Iron Man 3 ($409.0m); Insidious: Chapter 2 ($83.5m)

Tentative total: $492.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold Cumberbatch CMG...
“ Star Trek Into Darkness ($229.0m); The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($258.0m)

Tentative total: $487.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Kristen Schaal
Actress, Bob's Burgers
Kristen Schaal is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian. She is best known for her roles as Mel on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, Louise Belcher on FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers, and Mabel Pines on Gravity Falls. Other notable roles include her appearances as a commentator on The Daily Show...
“ Despicable Me 2 ($366.0m); Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($120.0m)

Tentative total: $486.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Sandra Ellis Lafferty
Sandra Ellis Lafferty is known for her roles in Walk the Line(2005), Hunger Games(2012),Prisoners(2013) Self/Less(2015), and A Walk in the Woods(2015) . Sandra began her career as a stage actor and was named best actress for a season by the Denver drama critics, when she was a member of The Denver Center Theatre Company...
“ Prisoners ($61.0m); The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($425.0m)

Tentative total: $486.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Gravity ($274.0m); World War Z ($202.0m)

Tentative total: $476.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during the 1960s...
“ Iron Man 3 ($409.0m); Ender's Game ($60.7m)

Tentative total: $469.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Dwayne Johnson
Actor, Moana
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia...
“ Snitch ($42.9); G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($123.0m); Pain & Gain ($49.8m); Fast & Furious 6 ($238.0m)

Tentative total: $453.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Joey King
Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother who used to perform in live theater. She has appeared in several television shows and movies of the week...
“ Oz the Great and Powerful ($235.0m); White House Down ($73.0m); The Conjuring ($137.0m)

Tentative total: $445.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Josh Gad
Actor, Frozen
“ The Internship ($44.7m); Frozen ($400.0m)

Tentative total: $444.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ Man of Steel ($291.0m); American Hustle ($150.0m)

Tentative total: $441.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Chris Hemsworth
Actor, Thor
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His uncle, by marriage, was Rod Ansell, the bushman who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee...
“ 2012: #1, $864.8m

Star Trek: Into Darkness (not first billed) ($229.0m); Thor: The Dark World ($206.0m)

Tentative total: $435.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Sandra Bullock
Actress, Gravity
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. Sandra grew up on the road with her parents and younger sister...
“ The Heat ($160.0m); Gravity ($274.0m)

Tentative total: $434.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Despicable Me 2 ($366.0m); Ender's Game ($60.7m)

Tentative total: $426.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne...
“ 2012: #49, $285.7m

The Hangover Part III ($112.0m); Monsters University ($268.0m); The Internship ($44.7m)

Tentative total: $424.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Benjamin Bratt
The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic, Miss Congeniality, and Despicable Me 2. He is married to actress Talisa Soto.
“ Snitch ($42.9m); Despicable Me 2 ($366.0m)

Tentative total: $408.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Michael Kelly
Actor, Changeling
Michael was born in Philadelphia but raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia by parents Michael and Maureen Kelly. He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. He went to college at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina with the original intention to study law, but changed his mind after taking an acting elective...
“ Now You See Me ($117.0m); Man of Steel ($291.0m) (not first billed)

Tentative total: $408.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Melissa McCarthy
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and appeared in many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990s...
“ Identity Thief ($134.0m); The Hangover Part III ($112.0m); The Heat ($160.0m)

Tentative total: $406.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Steve Buscemi
Actor, Fargo
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ Monsters University ($268.0m); Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m)

Tentative total: $402.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ Monsters University ($268.0m); Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m)

Tentative total: $402.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener is an American actress, Oscar-nominated for her roles in the independent films Being John Malkovich and Capote. Acclaimed in her community for her quirky roles in independent film and mainstream such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Keener got her start as a casting director in New York City...
“ The Croods ($187.0m); Captain Phillips ($107.0m); Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa ($102.0m)

Tentative total: $396.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen...
“ The Wolverine ($133.0m); The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($258.0m)

Tentative total: $391.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Christopher Meloni
Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his sexually...
“ Man of Steel ($291.0m); 42 ($95.0m)

Tentative total: $386.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Charlie Day
Charles Peckham Day was born in New York City, NY, and raised in Middletown, Rhode Island. His parents are both music teachers - his mother, Mary (Peckham), is a piano teacher, and his father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, was a professor of music at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Charlie plays both piano and guitar...
“ Monsters University ($268.0m); Pacific Rim ($102.0m)

Tentative total: $370.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Morgan Freeman
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
“ Now You See Me ($117.0m); Olympus Has Fallen ($98.9m); Oblivion ($89.0m); Last Vegas ($63.8m)

Tentative total: $368.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
John Cho
John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. Upon graduation...
“ Identity Thief ($134.0m); Star Trek Into Darkness ($229.0m)

Tentative total: $363.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Joe Chrest
A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 plays and musicals, Joe holds a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University in his home state of West Virginia, and an MFA Degree from Louisiana State University. He is a founding member of the regional theatre, Swine Palace, with RSC Director Emeritus Barry Kyle...
“ Lee Daniels' The Butler ($116.0m); G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($123.0m) (not first billed); Now You See Me (not first billed) ($117.0m)

Tentative total: $356.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Taran Killam
Taran Killam was born on April 1, 1982 in Culver City, California, USA as Taran Hourie Killam. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night Live, The Heat and 12 Years a Slave. He has been married to Cobie Smulders, since September 8, 2012. They have two children.
“ The Heat ($160.0m); Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m); 12 Years a Slave ($56.7m)

Tentative total: $350.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ World War Z ($202.0m); The Conjuring ($137.0m)

Tentative total: $339.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Nathan Fillion
Actor, Castle
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the younger son of Cookie (Early) and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta...
“ Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters ($68.6m); Monsters University ($268.0m)

Tentative total: $336.6m ” - Bufo_Calvin
James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ 2011: #36 ($275.8m)

Oz the Great and Powerful ($235.0m); This Is the End ($101.0m)

Tentative total: $336.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ray Stevenson
Actor, Divergent
Tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964, on a British army base. His father was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force, and his mother is Irish. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at the age of eight, and later to Cramlington, Northumberland, where he was raised...
“ G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($123.0m); Thor: The Dark World ($206.0m)

Tentative total: $329.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ed Harris
By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally...
“ Gravity ($274.0m); Pain & Gain ($49.9)

Tentative total: $323.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Helen Mirren
Actress, The Queen
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ Monsters University ($268.0m); RED 2 ($53.2m)

Tentative total: $321.2m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Clark Duke
Actor, Greek
Clark Duke was born in Glenwood, Arkansas. His parents are Angela and Ronnie Duke. Along with best friend Michael Cera, Duke created, wrote, directed, and produced the web series Clark and Michael in which he plays a fictional version of himself. The pilot episode was directed by Duke as his college thesis film at Loyola Marymount University...
“ The Croods ($187.0m); Identity Thief ($134.0m) (not first billed)

Tentative total: $321.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Michelle Rodriguez
Actress, Avatar
Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
“ Fast & Furious 6 ($238.0m); Turbo ($83.0m)

Tentative total: $321.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Idris Elba
Actor, Zootopia
An only child, Idris Elba was born Idrissa Akuna Elba in Hackney, London, England and raised in East Ham. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting...
“ Pacific Rim ($102.0m); Thor: The Dark World ($206.0m)

Tentative total: $308.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Anton Yelchin
Actor, Star Trek
Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis, Chekov in the Star Trek reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy. He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin...
“ Star Trek into Darkness ($229.0m); The Smurfs 2 ($70.9m)

Tentative total: $299.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
“ 2012: #32, $377.0m

G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($123.0m); White House Down ($72.1m); This Is the End ($101.0m)

Tentative total: $296.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Randy Thom
Sound Department, The Revenant
Randy Thom started his career in radio and music recording before making the transition to film in 1975, when he was hired on Apocalypse Now as a sound effects recordist. Since then, Thom has worked in a wide variety of creative capacities within the sound department in over seventy five films. For example...
“ The Croods ($187.0m); Epic ($107.0m)

Tentative total: $294.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
William Xifaras
Actor, Ted 2
William Xifaras was born in raised in Massachusetts; primarily the city of New Bedford, and later Boston. He is of Greek-Armenian ancestry. The son of Beatrice Keshian of Medford, MA and Michael Xifaras of New Bedford, MA. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor's in Management, where he also played some football...
“ The Heat ($160.0m); Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m)

Tentative total: $294.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Bruce Campbell
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983...
“ Oz the Great and Powerful ($235.0m); The Evil Dead (uncredited) ($54.2m)

Tentative total: $289.2m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artists' housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
“ Fast & Furious 6 ($238.0m); Riddick ($42.0m)

Tentative total: $280.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Michael Peña
Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico, his mother from Charcas in San Luis Potosí and his father from Villa Purificación in Jalisco. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II...
“ Gangster Squad ($46.0m); Turbo ($83.0m); American Hustle ($150.0m)

Tentative total: $279.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Karl Urban
Actor, Dredd
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
“ Star Trek Into Darkness ($229.0m); Riddick ($42.0m)

Tentative total: $271.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ryan Reynolds
Actor, Deadpool
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. Between 1991-93, Ryan appeared in Fifteen, a Nickleodeon series taped in Florida with many other Canadian actors...
“ The Croods ($187.0m); Turbo ($83.0m)

Tentative total: $270.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ The Great Gatsby ($145.0m); The Wolf of Wall Street ($117.0M)

Tentative total: $262.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Isla Fisher
Actress, Home and Away
Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Scotland before moving to Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla showed an interest in both acting and writing...
“ The Great Gatsby ($145.0m); Now You See Me ($117.0m)

Tentative total: $262.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ We're the Millers ($150.0m); Hangover Part III ($112.0m)

Tentative total: $262.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Bradley Cooper
Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997...
“ 2011: #22, $333.2m

The Hangover Part III ($112.0m); American Hustle ($150.0m)

Tentative total: $262.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Anthony Hopkins
Actor, Hannibal
Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre...
“ RED 2 ($53.2m); Thor: The Dark World ($206.0m)

Tentative total: $259.2m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Alexander Ludwig
Alexander Richard Ludwig was born in Vancouver, Canada. His mother, Sharlene Martin, is a former actress and serves as his manager, and his father, Harald Horst Ludwig, is a businessman and co-chairman of the board for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. He has 3 siblings; Nicholas, Natalie and Sophia, as well as a golden retriever named Waverly. He has German, Belgian, English, and Scottish ancestry...
“ Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m); Lone Survivor ($125.0M)

Tentative total: $259.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jason Sudeikis
Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia, and as a child, moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas. His mother, Kathryn (née Wendt), was formerly a travel agent at Brennco/President of the American Society of Travel Agents and his father, Daniel Joseph Sudeikis...
“ We're the Millers ($150.0m); Epic ($107.0m)

Tentative total: $257.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Morris Chestnut
Actor, Kick-Ass 2
A tall, handsome, and versatile American actor, Morris Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California, to Shirley (Wynn) and Morris Chestnut, Sr. He first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood, a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood...
“ Identity Thief ($134.0m); The Call ($51.9m); The Best Man Holiday ($70.5m)

Tentative total: $256.4m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg was born in Berkeley, California, to Marjorie (Marrow), a teacher, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. With Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Samberg is one of three Los Angeles, California-based writer-performer-filmmakers--all childhood friends--dubbed the Lonely Island, whose short films were showcased on the popular untelevised television network show and Web site Channel 101.com...
“ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($120.0m); Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m) (not first billed)

Tentative total: $254.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Will Forte
Forte was age 32 before he came to the public's attention on Saturday Night Live, but had been working in comedy since 1997. Forte is the son of artist Patricia (Stivers) and financial broker Orville Willis Forte III (divorced), and has one older sister, Michelle. A creative and artistic child, he was an athlete (football and swimming) in high school and voted Best Personality at Acalanes High School...
“ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($120.0m); Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m) (not first billed)

Tentative total: $254.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Mark Wahlberg
American actor Mark Wahlberg is one of a handful of respected entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor. A Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Departed who went on to receive positive critical reviews for his performance in The Fighter, Wahlberg also is a solid comedy actor, proven by his starring role in Ted...
“ Pain & Gain ($49.8m); 2 Guns ($75.6m); Lone Survivor ($125.0M)

Tentative total: $250.4m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Mireille Enos
Actress, World War Z
Mireille Enos was born in Houston, Texas, to Monique, a teacher, and Jon Goree Enos. Her Texas-born American father, and French mother, met while her father was serving on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is the fourth of five children and grew up in Houston, Texas...
“ Gangster Squad ($46.0m); World War Z ($202.0m)

Tentative total: $248.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong is a Korean-American actor, comedian, and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain, as Johnny Wu, a motivational speaker...
“ 2011: #1 ($686.4m)

The Hangover Part III ($112.0m); Pain & Gain ($49.8m); Turbo ($83.0m)

Tentative total: $244.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Emma Stone
Actress, The Help
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix...
“ 2011: #26 ($310.0m)

Gangster Squad ($46.0m); The Croods ($187.0m)

Tentative total: $233.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Luis Guzmán
Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
“ We're the Millers ($150.0m); Turbo ($83.0m)

Tentative total: $233.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Paul Rudd
Actor, Ant-Man
Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents, Michael and Gloria, both from Jewish families, were born in the U.K. He has one sister, who is three years younger than he is. Paul traveled with his family during his early years, because of his father's airline job at TWA. His family eventually settled in Overland Park...
“ This Is The End ($101.0m); Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ($127.0m)

Tentative total: $228.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
David Warshofsky
Actor, Taken
David was born David Warner in San Francisco, CA. He changed his last name back to the original, Warshofsky, in 1984 when he joined Actor's Equity and then legally when his son Macgee was born in 1997. He went to Saratoga High School and is still good friends with fellow show biz alumni Lance Guest and Ed Solomon...
“ Now You See Me ($118.0m); Captain Phillips ($107.0m)

Tentative total: $225.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of Sharon (Chalkin), a fashion designer and costume stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses. His siblings are music manager Jordan Feldstein and actress Beanie Feldstein. He graduated from Crossroads School in Santa Monica and went on to The New School in New York to study drama...
“ 2012: #44, $301.0m

This Is the End ($101.0m); The Wolf of Wall Street ($117.0M)

Tentative total: $218.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Patrick Wilson
Patrick Joseph Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Mary Kathryn (Burton), a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Franklin Wilson, a news anchor. Wilson has a B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University. His theater work has produced many nominations and awards...
“ The Conjuring ($137.0m); Insidious: Chapter 2 ($83.5m)

Tentative total: $220.5m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ The Great Gatsby ($145.0m); White House Down ($72.1m)

Tentative total: $217.1m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Maya Rudolph
Actress, Bridesmaids
Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her mother was African-American and her father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and Hungary). In 1973, Maya, her parents, and her older brother...
“ 2011: #49 ($249.4m)

Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m); Turbo ($83.0m)

Tentative total: $217.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Max Martini
Actor, 13 Hours
Maximilian Carlo Martini was born in Woodstock, New York, to an Italian father and an American mother. He is a citizen of the United States, Canada, and Italy. His parents were involved in the arts and instilled in him an appreciation for all things creative. After moving around a bit as a child, he made his way back to New York City and began to study acting...
“ Pacific Rim ($102.0M); Captain Phillips ($107.0m)

Tentative total: $209.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Kathryn Hahn
Kathryn Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, but her family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she spent most of her time growing up. She is of German, Irish, and some English, descent. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater from Northwestern University. She later attended Yale, where...
“ We're the Millers ($150.0m); The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ($58.2m)

Tentative total: $208.2m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
“ Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m); The Smurfs 2 ($70.9m)

Tentative total: $205.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of study...
“ Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ($55.7m); American Hustle ($150.0m)

Tentative total: $205.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ A Haunted House ($40.0m); The Heat ($160.0m)

Tentative total: $200.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Maria Bello
Actress, Prisoners
Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is of Italian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year...
“ Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m); Prisoners ($61.0m)

Tentative total: $195.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ 2012: #58, $252.0m

The Wolverine ($133.0m); Prisoners ($61.0m)

Tentative total: $194.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. While tagging along with his older brother of 3 years...
“ 2011: #55, $229.6m

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 ($120.0m); Smurfs 2 ($70.9)

Tentative total: $190.9m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
“ Epic ($107.0m); Saving Mr. Banks ($83.3m)

Tentative total: $190.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ Captain Phillips ($107.0m); Saving Mr. Banks ($83.3m)

Tentative total: $190.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Jerry Ferrara
Actor, Entourage
Jerry Ferrara began studying theater in college, where he was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting. An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed his first role on The King of Queens. Other television parts soon followed. Jerry was then cast in the independent feature...
“ Last Vegas ($63.8m); Lone Survivor ($125.0M)

Tentative total: $188.8m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Famke Janssen
Actress, X-Men
Famke Janssen was born on November 5, 1964 in Amstelveen, Netherlands, and has two siblings, director Antoinette Beumer and actress Marjolein Beumer. She studied economics for a year at the University of Amsterdam. Moving to America in 1984, Famke modeled for Chanel in New York City. Later, taking a break from modeling...
“ Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ($55.7m); The Wolverine ($133.0)

Tentative total: $188.7m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Dave Franco
David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, an author, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. Dave made his first television appearance at the age of 21...
“ Now You See Me ($117.0m); Warm Bodies ($66.4m)

Tentative total: $183.4m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Robert Patrick
Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born on November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the eldest of 5 children. He attended the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but dropped out after he took a drama course and became interested in acting. After leaving college, he took a job as a house painter and continued as such until a boating accident in Lake Erie in 1984...
“ Gangster Squad ($46.0m); Identity Thief ($134.0m)

Tentative total: $180.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Byung-hun Lee
Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His first project was a short lived TV series called "Asphalt My Hometown"...
“ G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($123.0m); RED 2 ($53.2m)

Tentative total: $176.3m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ 2011: #65 ($177.2m)

A Haunted House ($40.0m); Grown Ups 2 ($134.0m)

Tentative total: $174.0m ” - Bufo_Calvin
“ The Purge ($64.4m): Captain Phillips ($107.0m)

Tentative total: $171.4m ” - Bufo_Calvin
Ron Perlman
Actor, Hellboy
Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions. Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, Bertram "Bert" Perlman...
“ Pacific Rim ($102.0m); Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters ($68.6m)

Tentative total: $170.6m ” - Bufo_Calvin